Rains cause water logging on Bandipora road, in Hajin schools

Rains cause water logging on Bandipora road, in Hajin schools

By Owais Farooqi/ Gowhar Maqbool Bandipora: Incessant rainfall in the last 48 hours has caused water logging on the Bandipora-Srinagar road and in the schools located in Hajin. The 60 km-long road has water accumulated at several spots such as Ajas and Saderkoot Bla. The commuters said the authorities haven’t been managing the road properly, […]

Streets of Lane 4, Iqbalabad Bemina colony inundated

Streets of Lane 4, Iqbalabad Bemina colony inundated

SRINAGAR: The residents of Lane 4, Iqbalabad, Bemina, expressed anger over water-logging in the area, blaming the authorities for not ensuring a proper drainage system in the flood-prone locality. The residents of the colony said the area was without a proper drainage system. “Overnight rains turned our colony into a lake. Except our colony, all […]

Employee gets one-year jail for forging DoB in service book

Employee gets one-year jail for forging DoB in service book

SRINAGAR: A court here on Friday sentenced a government employee to one-year rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on him for forging his date of birth in service records. The employee, Javaid Ahmad Qadri of Sangeen Darwaza Hawal, at present Baghat Barzulla, was due to retire next year. According to a probe […]

Writ can only be issued against person having statutory duty to perform: HC

Writ can only be issued against person having statutory duty to perform: HC

SRINAGAR: A person against whom a writ can be issued must have some statutory or public duty to perform, the J&K High Court ruled on Friday, while it dismissed the plea of a business unit holder at Tengpora here. The petitioner, Adil Gaffar Beigh, had filed a writ petition against Additional District Magistrate Srinagar’s 8 […]

Modi using ‘Sufi Islam’ to hide his crimes, says Hurriyat (G)

Modi using ‘Sufi Islam’ to hide his crimes, says Hurriyat (G)

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Friday said Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi’s speech at ‘World Sufi Forum’ is contrary to what he, and his party, stands for. It also accused Modi-led government of using the word ‘Sufi Islam’ in a planned manner “to hide its crimes against the humanity”. Modi had on Thursday praised Islam […]

Tibet, Xinjiang part of China’s planned biz hubs for Silk Road

Tibet, Xinjiang part of China’s planned biz hubs for Silk Road

Beijing: China plans to make its troubled border provinces Xinjiang and Tibet major business hubs for seamless trading with Europe and South Asia as it moves ahead with the mega Silk Road project to boost its global influence. The 13th Five-Year Plan approved this week at the National People’s Congress outlines China’s ambition to make […]

Kashmir is integral part of India, says Kanhaiya Kumar

Kashmir is integral part of India, says Kanhaiya Kumar

SRINAGAR: JNU Students Union president, Kanhaiya Kumar, said on Friday that Kashmir is an integral part of India and, therefore, any Indian can discuss the issues pertaining to Kashmiris at any forum. According to media reports, Kumar, speaking at the India Today conclave, said: “There is no doubt that Kashmir is an integral part of […]

Consumers to be allocated food-grains online from June 1

Consumers to be allocated food-grains online from June 1

SRINAGAR: The state administration announced on Friday that the consumer in Jammu and Kashmir would start getting food-grains online from June 1. An official handout issued here said the secretary Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution (CAPD) department, Sourabh Bhaghat, convened a meeting to discuss modalities for starting the online allocation of food-grains in the state. […]

Omar questions secrecy around Mehbooba, Shah meet

Omar questions secrecy around Mehbooba, Shah meet

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has questioned the “secrecy” around the meeting between PDP president Mehbooba Mufti and BJP chief Amit Shah over government formation in the state. “Why the secrecy this time around? Last time she met with flowers and shawls being exchanged,” Omar wrote on Twitter. Mehbooba met Shah […]

Baramulla jail inmates begin hunger strike

Baramulla jail inmates begin hunger strike

Baramulla: At least 24 prisoners in sub-jail Baramulla have started a hunger strike against the authorities ‘denial of justices’ to them. Sources said that the strike by the inmates was against the authorities from not producing them before the courts including additional session judge Sopore. They also alleged that if at all they are produced […]